Can't believe what I am about to say here....<quoted text>
The Russians were the greatest help in WWII and yet General Patton wanted to use the captured NAZIS to fight against our greatest help.
In 2003 Bush freed the Shiites in Iraq who now control the whole country and are loyal to Iran.
That speaks volumes too me.
But I am going to have to defend Patton here.
Patton understood that the Russians were our only future competition. The move may have been morally outrageous...however, it made perfect military sense.
I don't like a lot of things about the guy, but if I needed a general for my tank division...
He would be my second choice behind Rommel.
I consider that extraordinary praise of his leadership and dumb luck.